Signorello Estate, Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, 2009, 13.9% abv, C$60

On our way to see Francine one afternoon to boost her spirits, we slipped by the BC liquor store and happened upon a fabulous Manager’s Sale (thanks, Raquel!).  Three bottles later, we were on our way to Francine’s – one for her and 2 for me. I saved this one to share with the ‘rents at Thanksgiving.

Clear with a medium minus golden core moving to a thick water white rim, this wine has moderate legs and is youthful.  The nose shows minerality, yeasty biscuit, stone fruit and citrus with wood.

The palate is dry with average acidity and strong alcohol.  The body is average and the flavours include red apple, peach, apricot and melon, some lemon zest and lemon grass.  Vanilla and spice are present and there’s a toasty finish.

This is WSET Very Good wine to drink now and hold for up to 3 years. High-priced with lovely balance between the wood treatment and the fruit, it’s round and full, but not cloying.

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